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Double Nickels (1977)

Entertaining car chase thriller.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edward Abrahms ...
Ed (as Ed Abrahms)
Ed Abrams ...
Ed
Lynn Booker ...
Van Kid
Michael Brennan ...
Mick (as Mick Brennan)
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George
George Cole ...
George
Michael Cole ...
Mike
Larry Dunn ...
Mechanic
Mimi McCracken ...
Pinball Girl
Birdie Mitchell ...
Lincoln Owner
Heidi Schubert ...
Tami
Norman Schubert ...
Bodyguard
Patrice Schubert ...
Jordan
Butch Stockton ...
Sheriff
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Entertaining car chase thriller.

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When you want a car repossessed hire a pro! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

September 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Smokey  »

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Sound Mix:

(Glen Glenn Sound)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was reissued in 1978, along with H.B. Halicki's Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) at some drive-ins, under the title SPLIT-SECOND SMOKEY. See more »

Goofs

When Smokey and Trice are running away from Sloan and his bodyguard before the final car chase, the actress can be seen laughing for a couple seconds. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Jordan: Should we go back there and help Ed?
Smokey: Ed? Aw, he can talk his way out of this. I saw him talk his way out a lot of things.
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Twilight Zone
Written by Violet Schubert
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User Reviews

A real obscurity!
27 December 2011 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

"Double Nickels" has been all but forgotten since its theatrical release. It has been seldom shown on television, I've only come across one movie reference book that mentions it over the years, and it never got a home video release until its copyright ran out several years ago, prompting cheapo DVD companies to find battered prints and release it. Seeing it, it's easy to see why it's drifted into obscurity. To be fair, some of the dialogue scenes have an effective natural feel, like the movie is a documentary and we are peeking into the lives of real people. But I'm hard pressed to think about anything else positive about this movie. There is barely a plot, with the movie often progressing like the filmmakers are making it up as they go along. And the vehicular scenes are incredibly boring when they should be exciting. The closing credits thank H. B. Halicki, the creative force behind the drive-in classic "Gone In 60 Seconds". Had he directed this movie, I'm sure the movie would have been better, at least with the vehicular scenes.


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